Saturday, June 18, 2011

TV Commercial -No Wait for Weight Loss


It is pretty scary to listen to TV commercials that advertise medications. Evidently, every company, in order to preserve their corporate asses, has to mention every side effect of their medication known to man. If you listen to the commercials, you would never take anything again. The dialogue with the dire warnings goes on despite smiling happy people who are leading better lives because of this medication. Take a listen to the words which drum by in a steady beat, lulling you into an unconscious state so that you are not aware of the dire warnings they are preaching. For example, for a product I will name NoWait, you might hear the following warnings.

     NoWait is a safe medication you can take to help control excessive weight gain.

     NoWait should never be taken by women who are pregnant or nursing. Men and women under 65 should not take NoWait unless they have a copy of their will notarized and on file. Men and women with a first name starting with a consonant should avoid taking NoWait.

     NoWait should not be taken before bed or after waking. Be sure that you take it with 16 ounces of pure spring water and avoid dairy products for the next 5 hours. NoWait has been shown to be safe for use on baby piglets and squirrels but may be hazardous to pets and other wild creatures.

     Take NoWait just as the doctor prescribes. Do not change the dosage time and for Pete's sake, don't take more than the prescribed amount. Eat a half a loaf of whole wheat bread before taking NoWait and the rest of the loaf afterward.

     Always take water with NoWait. At no time should you substitute juice, soda, tea, coffee or other beverages, especially alcoholic beverages.

Excessive growth of hair is a possible side effect.

     While considered to be a safe and effective means of weight loss, there are some possibly unpleasant side effects. These may include hair loss, hair growth, sleepiness or sleeplessness. Orange or purple urine has been noted, and excessive weight loss can be accompanies by excessive weight gain in extremities. In rare instances, death, coma or brain injury may occur.

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     Ask your doctor about NoWait! It may be just what you need to get that edge on weight loss!


Anonymous said...

What a hoot. Yes, I listen to those commercials. The long list of dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, weight gain, depression and in some extreme cases "death". Now THERE'S a symptom for you.

Jeanne said...

Exactly. The death always gives me pause for concern.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Whilst in the US I watched the TV one evening,saw a few commercials about different medications for weight, sinus, all followed by the side effects, I thought here we have people advertising how good their product is and on the other hand how bad it could be, to be honest I rather know the side effects, here in the UK they don't do that . Better safe than sorry I say.


KarenG said...

What? Is this for real?

Jeanne said...

This particular product is not real, but the commercials on TV for similar products are very real. You will hear an ongoing dialogue about all the things that can happen to you if you take the meds, all while watching happy people's lives transformed for the better because of the drug being advertised.

Jeff said...

I like the ones where the side effects seem to mirror the problem you're trying to solve with the medication. Like an acne medication with a possible side effect of "red, blotchy skin".

Jeanne said...

Exactly. I always wonder if anyone would ever take those pills on TV after hearing the commercials. Unless they miss all the commentary in the background, which is possible.

Bodacious Boomer said...

I looked a lot like the guy in the photo pre-electrolysis. I wonder if someone snuck some No Weight into my Wheaties?